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What did I get myself into !!! lol

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Blog entry by Rob posted 02-03-2011 07:39 PM 3317 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been a worker of wood for the last 25 years. From my humble beginnings with a jig saw, a router and a hammer, I have (in my own opinion) advanced dramatically! From my first project (a country style shelf for my wife) to now, I have learned a myriad of woodworking techniques. The most important, ” build it to last!” Well I have recently had a renewed interest in getting back to my shop. My daughter’s wardrobe and my grand daughter’s cradle have given me a new appreciation for what I have always felt was my Xanadu, my way of relaxation and my way to express my private thoughts. I decided that I would improve my work shop so that I could tackle bigger and better projects. So my first plan was to get a larger more accurate fence for my saw. But of course I didn’t like the way that it hung out into space with little support. Legs? I thought that may be the answer but as I fashioned some temporary ones, I realized I had just lost the mobility factor that I’ve grown so accustomed to. Well natural progression forced me to make a new cabinet to house the saw. I learned how to make a torsion box(which I’ve determined I will never do again lol) So on a 21” X 88” bed I’ve begun the process. Box after box It is beginning to take shape on one side. the second side however is another story. I decided with all that extra table, I should incorporate my router table. So without hesitation, I started to tear apart my old router table. This leads me to the newest lesson I’ve learned and the reason for this long winded, short point rant lol. After two hours of prying, pulling, cutting, and now smoothing I now have a usable router portion for my saw table!! And I now know….........................

MAKE EVERYTHING TO LAST BUT ALSO GIVE IT THE ABILITY TO BE EASILY TAKEN APART!!

I will be posting pics of the table when I am done. I only thought of documenting it half way through though.

-- Ridin' and rippin'



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#1 posted 02-03-2011 10:38 PM

Good blog Rob. I also like to make everything solid, sometimes over-engineer, but to be able to take it apart if needed.

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